– an international conference and exposition focusing on
standards, issues and the development of Tamil-based Internet
services – is the fourth in the conference series which began in
1997 in Singapore.
year, the event – carrying the theme ‘Pathways to Progress’
– will delve into many issues surrounding the development and
use of Internet in the Tamil Diaspora. Among the themes that the
conference will discuss are Multimedia Content, The Digital Divide,
Entrepreneurship In The New Economy, Wireless Applications and
Technology Standards for Tamil Internet. More than 50 international
experts are expected to present their papers and findings at the
conjunction with Tamil Internet 2001, an international exhibition
– DuniaWeb 2001, will be held. The exhibition will showcase Internet
technologies, products and services from Malaysia, Singapore, the
Indian sub-continent and other countries. The event is expected to
attract about 50 exhibitors and more than 50,000 visitors over the
stepping into the new Millenium, the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC)
will launch a new national campaign, tagged Net-For-Life,
aimed at transforming the Malaysian Indian community into a
web-savvy one by 2005.
when launched, will cater to three distinct groups – children,
working adults and senior citizens.
programmes will be launched within this campaign nationwide. Among
these programs are Web@8,
a programme to ensure Indian children are comfortable using the
Internet by the time they are 8-years-old. Yet another programme,
this time targeted at teenagers, is eSkills@15 – which aims to equip every 15-year-old Indian teenager
with Internet development skills.
for working adults and senior citizens, the eSeniors
programme aims to create awareness of the opportunities that the
Internet economy provides. This
group of people, who are most vulnerable to technology shifts, must
not be left behind.
that the Indian community in Malaysia is wide spread across the
nation, the event will make its way to both Penang and Johor Baru,
to cater to the Northern and Southern regions. The regional events
are expected to be a one-day version of Tamil Internet 2001, held in
International Forum For Information Technology In Tamil (INFITT)
Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC)